Yesterday, February 24, Judge Robert Wyatt sentenced Derrick C. Withers, 28, of Lake Charles, to life in prison without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on two (2) counts Aggravated Rape. The sentences are to run concurrently.
In 2015, Withers repeatedly sexually abused two victims ages ranging from 5 to 7 years old at the time of the crimes.
“Child abuse cases are the worst of the worst. It is incredibly difficult to listen to testimony and see evidence of these types of cases and I am thankful the jury of this trial returned a guilty verdict. This verdict doesn’t mean that we can undo what happened, but it does mean this predator was held accountable for his actions and justice was served. I am incredibly proud of our team for the way they prosecuted this case.” said District Attorney Stephen Dwight.
Assistant District Attorneys Charles Robinson and Conrad Huber prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.